Land Rover is the latest manufacturer to announce its presence at the fast-approaching Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place on 7-9 July. The 4x4 maker will be showing off its vehicles’ abilities on a special off-road course, helping to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever.
The list of cars and drivers at Goodwood reads ever more like a motoring encyclopaedia, so here’s Autocar’s (slightly) digested guide.
The open-wheelers BMW’s 2006 F1 car, driven by WTCC Champion Andy Priaulx. Jenson Button will drive a Honda on Sunday, with Anthony Davidson driving on Saturday.McLaren will have a 2006 car driven by DTM Champion Gary Paffett.Christian Klien will drive a Red Bull on Sunday.Renault has its championship-leading R26, to be driven by test driver Heikki Kovalainen on Friday and Saturday and Giancarlo Fisichella on Sunday. An ex-Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 97T will be driven by his nephew Bruno, while René Arnoux will be driving the RE30C turbo. Williams is fielding Mark Webber on Saturday and Nico Rosberg on Sunday. Sir Jack Brabham will drive a Cooper-Climax T5 all weekend.Martin Brundle will be reunited with his Benetton-Ford B191 on Sunday.Ferrari test driver Marc Gene will be taking to the hill in a Ferrari F2004 and a F2005.Mika Hakkinen is due to drive both a 1981 McLaren MP4 and the contemporary car.Jacques Laffite is expected to drive a Ligier-Matra JS9 Formula One car.Alan Jones, former Grand Prix World Champion, will drive a Williams FW06 from his early career and a Maserati 250F like that raced by his father Stan.Damon Hill is expected to take to the hill in an F1 car on Sunday.
Rally starsNo date clash with a WRC event means that several notable drivers will be scrabbling around the forest stage and up the hillclimb – once each morning and afternoon. Confirmed drivers include Colin McRae, Marcus Gronholm, Petter Solberg and Matthew Wilson, while World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb is also on the cards.